Private William Bruce (France and Flanders WW1)Grevillers British Cemetery
According to the casualty list (says a Canadian contemporary) another of the few remaining members of the brave little band of Seaforth Highlanders who left Vancouver in August 1914, has given up his life for his country in France. This time it is the name of Pte.
Captain John Henry Budge (France and Flanders WW1)Tarbat Churchyard
Captain John Henry Budge’s father, Joseph, had been a factor at Wemyss estate for over 30 years before the family purchased Easter Rarachie Farm near Nigg.
Captain Budge joined the local Territorials (4th Bn Seaforth Highlanders).
Lieutenant Alan Cameron (France and Flanders WW1)Seaforth Cemetery, Cheddar Villa
Lt Arthur Ian Douglas Cameron was born at Arpafeelie in the Black Isle to Rev Angus Cameron and Mrs Elizabeth Cameron. Rev Cameron later moved to St Andrew’s Church in Tain with his family.
Sergeant Alan Cameron (France and Flanders WW1)Brown's Copse Cemetery, Roeux
Sergeant Allan Cameron was born at Oban and moved with his parents to Nigg, Ross-shire where he worked as a carpenter at Westfield Farm. Allan married and lived with his wife Flora and their child at Lochslin Cottage, Fearn.
Lieutenant William Cameron (Africa WW1)Trekkopje Cemetery, Namibia
Lieutenant William Cameron was the youngest son of Duncan Cameron, Bank Agent with the Commercial Bank in Tain. William was educated at Tain Academy and George Watson’s College, Edinburgh after which he entered the Commercial Bank in Glasgow.
Flying Officer George Russell Davidson (Europe WW2)Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery
Flight Sergeant George R Davidson, by Douglas Davidson
In the North Star for February 6th 1943, there appeared an article with the headline "Tain Honours A Hero". What followed was an account of a meeting in the Council Chambers in Tain to celebrate the award of the Distinguished Flying Medal to Flight Sergeant George R Davidson for his "bravery, coolness and initiative whilst on extended operations"
George was the middle son of five born to G B Davidson, Saddler, and Mrs M S Davidson.
Private John Ewing (France and Flanders WW1)Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez
Private John Ewing was born at Tarbat in Easter Ross, his father, also called John, was the headmaster of Portmahomack School.
John worked in the retail department of Messers Mann, Bryars’ drapery business in Glasgow before the war and it was in Glasgow that he enlisted in the Seaforth Highlanders.
Sergeant William Fridge (France and Flanders WW1)Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt L'abbe
Corporal William Fridge, known as “ Willie” was born in Tain and worked as a painter before he enlisted, along with his brother Angus, in the 4th Bn Seaforth Highlanders.
William went to France in 1914 and survived all the fighting unscathed until he died of his wounds on 23rd July 1916.
Private William Graham (France and Flanders WW1)Le Touret Memorial
Private William Graham was born in July 1893 to William and Catherine Graham (nee Macleod) at Teaninich Alness. By 1901 the family, including his grandparents, had moved to Glenmorangie Farm near Tain where he joined the 4thTerritorial Battalion of the Seaforth Highlanders.
Private A Harper (France and Flanders WW1)Carnoy Military Cemetery
Private Alexander Harper, Royal Army Medical Corps, had served with the Cameron Highlanders in the Boer War and was recalled to the army at the start of WWI.
Private Harper had been at the front since August 1914 serving as a stretcher bearer.
Private John Henry (France and Flanders WW1)Nine Elms Military Cemetery, Thelus
Private John Hendry was born at Tarbat and worked as a farm servant at Rockfield near Portmahomack before the war.
John joined the 4th Bn Seaforth Highlanders and went to France in November 1914.